Sundays are for Self Care

Nicole BrannickOil Blend, Recipes, Self-Care, Wellness

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Sunday evenings are my least favorite night of the week. But how crummy is it to dislike a whole night of the week, every week? Life is waaay to short for that! I’ve decided I’m reclaiming my Sundays. So for the last several weeks, I’ve dedicated my Sunday nights to some self care. After I get Em settled in bed … Read More

Tis the Season for Self-Care

Nicole BrannickSelf-Care, Wellness

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It’s December. Advent Season.  A time to worship and reflect. But for many of us, it also means  shopping, wrapping, cleaning, baking, parties, and otherwise full schedules that can leave us feeling stressed out and even depleted at times. I’m there with you! I’m sure you’ve noticed whenever you fly on commercial aircraft that the flight attendant always instructs us, in … Read More

I’m a Modern Hippie

Nicole BrannickHousehold

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When I was growing up, hippie was a very derogatory term. Those were the people who rejected the established norms. Why couldn’t they just be like everyone else? Do things the way society says they should be done? Well, as I’m getting older, I’m discovering that I’m becoming a modern hippie. While I don’t smoke marijuana, you might just find … Read More

Know better. Do better.

Nicole BrannickUncategorized

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My favorite quote changes with the season I’m in—not the actual season, but the proverbial one. For a few years now, I’ve loved this one: “Know better. Do better.” We don’t know what we don’t know. But once we know, we can’t unknow it, ya know? And once I know, I believe I’m responsible to make sure others know too. … Read More

My Birthday Wish

Nicole BrannickMembership

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My birthday is this week. And with each year that ticks by, I think harder about wanting to live longer, to live better. Wellness has never been as important to me as it is now. I have an eight-year old, and I want to see her get married and have kids of her own someday in the far-off future. I … Read More

Progress and Perfection

Nicole BrannickHousehold

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I use drug store shampoo. And conditioner. It’s not organic or all-natural. In fact, it is full of nasty ingredients. When I told my hair stylist that I use these particular products, she looked at me like I had three heads. You see, I have really curly hair that I straighten most days. Add in the Tennessee summer humidity, and … Read More

The Power of Intention

Nicole BrannickNew Year's Goals

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My favorite book is The Noticer by New York Times best-selling author Andy Andrews. I read this book during the first quarter of every year because it’s packed full of life lessons that help me keep my own life in perspective. One of my most valuable takeaways from the book is a story told by one of the key characters, Jones, about the power of intention. … Read More